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How Soon Will I See CoolSculpting Results?

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Is it too late to get CoolSculpting and see results this summer? Coolsculpting is a non-invasive way to reduce stubborn fat, but the results are not instantaneous.

You might be wondering how long fat reduction takes with CoolSculpting, and if getting treatment now can help you get that bikini body you want in time for summer. The answer is yes and no. Complete CoolSculpting results take some time, but fat reduction begins to show up not too long after treatment and slowly improves over time.

Continue reading to find out how CoolSculpting works and learn more about the timeline for getting your beach-ready body.

How Cryolipolysis Works & Why Results Take Time to Appear

With CoolSculpting, the treatment itself does not actually remove fat at the time it is performed; your body does that later on. Unlike liposuction, during which fat is surgically removed, CoolSculpting is complexly non-invasive. This means so scalpel, no needles, and no anesthesia. There are very few risks and no downtime, meaning you can get back to your daily life right away.

How is Fat Removed Without Surgery?

With CoolSculpting, precisely controlled and targeted cold therapy is applied to the treatment area. Because subcutaneous fat freezes at a warmer temperature than other tissues, the cold applied to the area damages only the fat cells and not the other cells of your body.

The damaged fat cells will not survive the treatment, and soon after, they will die. Cells in the body die all the time, so the body has a natural mechanism to deal with the waste. Your body will naturally eliminate these destroyed and damaged fat cells over time. But this process doesn’t occur right away. It takes a little while for the body to catch on and go through the removal process.

CoolSculpting Results

Some people begin to see noticeable results in 3-4 weeks, although most patients will notice the effects begin to appear 1-3 months after treatment. Results will continue to increase as time goes by. Full results typically occur around 6 months, although some patients experience even more improvement beyond that point. Because the fat reduction takes place over time, the change is subtle and natural-looking, which is a bonus.coolsculpting abdomen fat reduction

But that doesn’t mean results aren’t noticeable. Many patients experience a fat reduction of around 25% in the treatment area. Of course, like any other cosmetic treatment, individual results will vary from patient to patient. Some patients will require more than one CoolSculpting treatment to get their desired results. Your provider will come up with a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.

How Long Do Results Last?

The results attained by CoolSculpting are permanent. Once the fat cells die, they are gone for good. It is possible that new fat cells can grow, even in the treatment area, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help keep your new shape.

CoolSculpting Elite

Vein and Laser Institute is proud to offer CoolSculpting Elite, the latest version of CoolSculpting’s fat freezing technology. After a decade of improving on the previous technology, the CoolSculpting Elite system removes more fat from a larger area. Applicators come in a variety of shapes and sizes to more precisely target each of the 9 body areas approved for treatment by the FDA. An added bonus is that the CoolSculpting Elite machine features two applicators so that multiple areas can be treated simultaneously.

Why Wait?

Schedule a CoolSculpting consultation with our experts today. If you begin your treatment journey now, you will see your results begin to take shape this summer, and your results will last for many more swimsuit seasons to come!


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